Saturday, August 27, 2011

"Hello Kitty" Cards

Good Morning,
Today, I wanted to share with you two new cards I made last night for my adorable nieces. Their birthday's are very close together and they are one year they like the same things. Since they are having a combination birthday party this year, I made two of the same cards in two different colors, because those of us who have little girls know they will fight over the same just hope they don't fight over the same color too! lol

The girls love "hello kitty" I wanted to make them "hello kitty" cards....I know there is a cricut cartridge of hello kitty, but I don't own it. So I resorted to the internet coloring book pages and found this "hello kitty" on-line. I resized it and printed it up on cardstock. Then I used my stickles to color in the hairbow and outfit. I have some leftover doilies from this months Scrap That! Exclusive Pion Songbird Kit and I placed them in the background. I embossed the colored cardstock with a flower pattern and used my cricut for the floral design and clouds. I used storybook for the floral pattern and graphically speaking for the clouds. Lastly, I added pop dots behind the kitty and chalked clouds with tiny pearls in the corner. I really hope the girls like their "hello kitty" cards!

Here is one card at a time.
Close-up of RED card....
Close-up of PINK card....
For even more tips on how I do this come to the tip at Scrap That! Forums
Have a great day!

Friday, August 26, 2011

*Scrap That! Exclusive Pion Design “Birdsong” Kit*

We are so excited to present this kit to you! The outstanding Scrap That! DT have really outdone themselves and created so many inspiring creations. We hope you will sit back, relax and enjoy seeing some beautiful blogs and some amazing projects.

First stop on your “hop” is this blog, so if you are here you are in the right place! We have TWELVE MORE AMAZING blogs for you to visit today, each with some inspiring creations using the Scrap That! August Kit "Birdsong" Kit.

STEP ONE: you will need to visit all Twelve blogs. Take your time and have a look around, our designers have beautiful blogs :) Be sure and leave a comment on each blog you visit. There will be a randomly drawn comment winner from each blog, and one of those lucky ladies will be selected to win a fabulous PRIZES!

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If you have just arrived here from Karen’s blog you are in the correct place! If not, head back to the Scrap That! blog for the blog hop order and links.

Today I’m going to share with you my project using the Scrap That! Exclusive Pion Design “Birdsong” Kit.

I just loved how this first layout turned out! It feels so soft and delicate! I have always wanted to scrap like this and with this kit you can do it very easily! I added some left over pearls from a previous scrap that kit....see how you can just go on and on with kit after kit!

Look at these! breathtaking!
Adorable tags are on the papers and it makes it very easy to cut and go!
A splash of color in this layout! Stunning flowers and I just added green cardstock to pop out some leaves. Everything else is included with the kit and add-on it! The plain chipboard letters this month is a MUST HAVE! I used it on all three projects this month! I loved the size of them....perfect if you are like me and run out of room for a title! lol
Look at the beautiful butterflies that come with this kit and more stunning flowers!
Another angle of the beautiful prima spray!
Ok, for this layout I tried to do something different...I keep seeing these beautiful designs with strips of paper everywhere....well, I tried to make it amazing....those ladies sure are talented! Everything you see here is part of the "Main Kit" You have to order yours too....there are so many other pieces that are not even on my 3 layouts! Hope to bring more designs soon!

Made these flowers with the cardstock included!
See these great butterflies....there are several on the papers.....

Before you hop along to Pion Design’s blog you will want my SECRET WORD, which is CLUB.

Happy Hopping!

**Remember, that there are FOUR prizes to win, and FOUR ways for you to enter.

1) First of all, you will need to visit all TWELVE blogs :) **This is important** Each blog will have a special word. As you hop be sure and write down the special word from each blog. Once you have all the special words they will make a sentence. You will need to email the SECRET SENTENCE to All correct sentences received will be entered in a draw to win the Dusty Attic Prize Pack. (Please note: Dusty Attic does not have a blog but just follow the link leave a comment on the forum thread in their community.)

2) Everyone who emails us with the correct secret sentence will be sent a short marketing survey. Once you have completed the survey you will be entered to win a Scrap That! Exclusive Pion Design “Birdsong” Kit.

3) If you want to enter to win the Grand Prize of a Pion Design Prize Pack, then head over to our COMMUNITY for details on our monthly challenge. The challenge will run from August 26th to September 14th so you have LOTS of time to post your creations. You can enter as many times as you like. You do not need to be a subscriber to participate. The more entries, the more chances you have to win!

4) Finally, if you post our blinkie on your blog you will be entered to win a Scrap That! Gift Certificate - super easy right? Just post a link to your blog in the comments the Scrap That! Blog so we can come visit :).

We hope you all had good fun hopping with us today, thank you so much for playing along! Watch the Scrap That! newsletter on September 22nd to see if you are one of the lucky winners!

Cricut 360 Challenge #9

Hello everyone,
I had such a super busy and stressful past week and unfortunately i missed last week's "Back to School Challenge #8" over at Cricut 360 :(
However, this week I'm back with a new card....and our theme this week is RELAX!
Oh my do I ever need that! How about you!
So here is my interpretation of a relaxing day....the funny thing is I like NEVER take baths! LOL
Well, maybe that is my problem? I think I might some aromatherapy too!
I tried to make this card vintage looking by distressing, adding vintage pearl bling, lace and ribbon. The background paper is a two sided vintage looking paper by Bo Bunny "gypsy lace"...
I added pop dots for a 3D effect.....

Here is a closer view! Love 3d cards!

So come on over to play this weeks challenge at Cricut 360! Here is the great prize being offered this week!

See you there!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Scrap That! September Sneak Peek

Just wanted to share the sneak peek with Scrap That! It is an amazing and beautiful kit!
So come on back on Friday, August 26th for the Reveal and the Blog hop!

see you soon!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Cricut 360 Challenge #8

Hi ladies,
Ok this past week was super busy and stressful that I didn't get a chance to make a fun "Back to School" Card....I had an idea sketched out and well, it never made it to paper in time.....
But I still wanted to share this week's prize with you over at Cricut 360!

Well come on over and play with Cricut 360....lots of inspiration there!

Maybe this week I can post something? I sure will try!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Happy Birthday Roxanne!

Its been a whole week since I lasted posted!
Today is my baby daughter's birthday...she turned 19! where does the time go?
Well, I quickly made a birthday card using a combo of the cards I have made recently....I used the elegant shape that I so love with the bridal card, the boys balloon card and the Hello card into one new birthday card for my daughter....she loved it....I'm so glad!
Here is the side view and I tried the inside to look like the outside....i put all the journaling inside on the same shape...first time...I also used curling ribbon to give it a more birthday feel to the card.
I just so love this stamp from Heartfelt Creations....You can make it any color you want and the oval shape from Heartfelt a totally a must have for elegant cards!
Thanks for stopping by....

Friday, August 12, 2011

Cricut 360 Challenge #7

Howdy Partners!
That is our theme this week over at Cricut 360! Do you have a little Cowgirl in you? Recently, I made some cowgirl layouts with Scrap That! can see them here! I live in AZ and well there is lots of southwestern inspiration here...but when I seen Campin Critters cartridge, I knew I had to have it for this week's challenge....its a good reason to shop for more cricut! wink!
I used a standard 5 x 7 card in kraft paper and lined it with brown and blue jean paper. I used lots of left overs from my Scrap That kit this loved it!
The "Campin Critters" desert scene was cut at 3 inches and the horse from "Country Life" (another new cartridge, lol) was cut at 2 inches. The stars are layered using George Basic Shapes...I also used my cuttlebug Swiss Dots for the cactus and medium star...I'm really happy on how this Western Card came out!
Although, my oldest daughter says "How come its not my favorite horse" lol She loves the spotted ones the most....oh well, next time!

Here is a side you know how I love those pop dots!
A closer view of this cute horse!
So come on over and play with us this week at Cricut 360!
Here is this week's fabulous PRIZE!
See you there!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Bridal Shower Card #5

So like I have been making these Bridal Shower Cards lately and the last card was very close but not exact colors....however, today I hope i nailed it? lol
I looked long and hard for the right paper colors and pattern. Not an easy one to find at all....but here is what I believe to be the perfect match. Instead of using white card...I changed it to a cream card...a more vintage color. I also used cream pearls instead of the white and changed the green leaves to a darker green. Instead of using the paper lace in the back, I used my exclusive spellbinders oval frame. You can buy yours at Heartfelt Creations...I just love love love their products! I also added a ribbon bow on the bottom and prima flowers. I love the way the second card came out. Very similar to the last bridal shower card...and yet tweaked a can compare to two here.
In this photo, I embossed the oval frame...with my cuttlebug D' i think it really pops!

Here is a better color...the light is so bright here in sometimes looks brighter than it truly is....but this angle shows the softer vintage colors.

A closer view of the prima flowers and pearls!

Thanks for looking!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Cricut 360 Challenge #6

Good Morning!
Its still HOT HOT Hot here in the valley! So what do I think of as refreshing? Lemons and's "A Slice Of Summer" That is our challenge this week over at Cricut 360! Things that are refreshing! ahhhh....
For this card, I used George Basic Shapes to make the circles and the triangles. I chalked all the pieces very lightly and used a white marker for the slices inside. I used a stamp in the background for a touch of swirl...and just added pearls on the tips as well as the center on the lemon. I actually have white paper in the back and ribbon but it didn't show the way I thought it was a boo it can happen sometimes...i just made the best of it!
A side view: I used some green leaves instead of stamps....I also found free lemon clip art re- sized them, printed, colored and glossed them. just to add a bit more lemons to the card...
I used the circle pathway again to make the title. Finished the card with a small yellow ribbon.
I hope this card quenches your thirst and inspires you to make something "refreshing" for this week's challenge over at Cricut 360!
Here is this week's PRIZE! come on over and play!
Also every month there is a winner that is chosen for a grand PRIZE of a NEW cricut Cartridge! So don't forget to put your chance to win over at Cricut 360! Come on over to Cricut 360 to see if you are our lucky winner this month!
Happy Scrapping and Cardmaking!